Home / A&E / Books / Black Paths (SelfMadeHero), by David B.

Black Paths (SelfMadeHero), by David B.

Mar. 14, 2013
Google plus Linkedin Pinterest
In 1919, the Italian futurist poet, novelist, screenwriter and aviator Gabriele D'Annunzio marshaled a private army and seized the Adriatic seaport of Fiume. In the confusion of post-World War I Europe, D'Annunzio was able to rule the city for nearly a year. In the latest graphic novel by David B., author of the enlightening Best of Enemies on the long history of U.S. intervention in the Middle East, D'Annunzio's reign is depicted as an art experiment gone mad, and many of the illustrations suggest Hieronymus Bosch at the Dada Cafe. D'Annunzio feverishly dreamed of Utopia but his most enduring influence was to fertilize the imagination of Mussolini. Black Paths is a fascinating study of the strange convergence of anarchy, fascism and art a century ago. 


Now that Republicans’ efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare have stalled indefinitely, do you believe the party will be able to pass tax reform?

Getting poll results. Please wait...